New American Standard Bible
It is not good to eat much honey, Nor is it glory to search out one's own glory.
King James Bible
It is not good to eat much honey: so for men to search their own glory is not glory.
Darby Bible Translation
It is not good to eat much honey; and to search into weighty matters is itself a weight.
World English Bible
It is not good to eat much honey; nor is it honorable to seek one's own honor.
Young's Literal Translation
The eating of much honey is not good, Nor a searching out of one's own honour -- honour.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
So for men ... - A difficult sentence, the text of which is probably defective. The words are not in the original. Many commentators render: so to search into weighty matters is itself a weight, i. e., people soon become satiated with it as with honey. Possibly a warning against an over-curious searching into the mysteries of God's word or works.
A sermon (No. 2866) delivered on Thursday Evening, January 6th, 1876, by C.H. Spurgeon at The Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. "As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country."--Proverbs 25:25. This is a text for summertime rather than for a winter's evening. It is only on one of our hottest summer days that we could fully appreciate the illustration here employed; we need to be parched with thirst to be able to feel the value of cold waters to quench our thirst. At the same …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
Epistle Xlii. To Eulogius, Patriarch of Alexandria.
The Ninth Commandment
"For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."
Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; A stranger, and not your own lips.
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